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Senior Gecko Ensembles are for people aged 13 – 17

“You feel really at home, surrounded by a group of really nice kids who share the same passion as me”
-Senior Gecko Ensemble member 2016

The Senior Gecko Ensemble is all about building theatre skills and professional practice in an environment of play, imagination and possibility. Over the year this ensemble will explore acting fundamentals and a range of theatre devising techniques, in a playful, supportive and professional environment.

Term 2: A Mile in My Shoes

This term Gecko Ensembles across Perth and WA will be exchanging real life stories about their lives and the lives of people in their community. To see what it feels like in other people’s shoes. From country to city, desert to ocean, there are so many different experiences to explore!

Understanding others makes us great actors. But it also makes us great humans. At Barking Gecko we think that’s worth getting excited about. Come try on someone’s shoes and experience the world in a new way.

The term topic is closely aligned to our mainstage work. In June 2018, Barking Gecko will be premiering an exclusive schools season of A Ghost in My Suitcase at the State Theatre Centre. This play explores the experience of an Australian girl with Chinese heritage reconnecting with her ancestral culture.

Term 2 is a PERFORMANCE term: This means we are focussed on applying the fundamental elements of performance and working towards a more fully rehearsed performance outcome. Final showings are rehearsed and carefully prepared but can take many forms, including scripted plays, verbatim performances, readers theatre, devised work or forum theatre.

Looking for previous term themes? We cleaned this page up a bit now you’ll find those topics in this post.

Term programs are correct at the time of publication but may change during the year in response to changing circumstances or to better meet the needs of children enrolled in an Ensemble group. More details about individual Term programs will be made available when enrolments open for that term.

You can find a Senior Gecko Ensemble at the following venues and times.

Gecko Ensembles run every week of the school term, normally starting the first Saturday of each term.  Each term concludes with a showing for parents and friends at the last session of the term.

The University of Western Australia

Dates  – Term Two Saturday 5 May – 23 June, 2018
Times 10:30am – 12:30pm (ages 15 -17)
Venue UWA, meet at Jackson Court, adjacent to the Dolphin and Octagon Theatres each week
Cost $390 or $351 with early bird special*

Dates –Term Two Saturday 5 May – 23 June, 2018
Times 12:30pm – 2:30pm (ages 13 – 14)
Venue UWA, meet at Jackson Court, adjacent to the Dolphin and Octagon Theatres each week
Cost $390 or $351 with early bird special*

Koorliny Arts Centre – Kwinana

Dates –Term Two Saturday 5 May – 23 June, 2018
Times 12.30 – 2pm
Venue Koorliny Arts Cente, 10 Hutchins Way, Kwinana
Cost $180 or $162 with early bird special*

Toodyay in association with Toodyay Theatre Group

Dates – Term Two Tuesday 30 April – 18 June, 2018
Times Monday, 4.00 – 5.30pm
Venue Toodyay Memorial Hall
Costs $180 or $162 with early bird special*

*Early bird discount available until 21 January, 2018.






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